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Christina Smith


Christina is the Space Technology Lead for Space Hub Yorkshire. Before joining Yorkshire Space Hub, Christina was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Oberlin College in the USA, leading research into the make-up of stars and the atmospheres of planets as well as teaching courses in physics and astronomy. Christina also spent five years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in planetary sciences at York University in Toronto where she was a member of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (“Curiosity”) Rover Science Operations Team, involved in planning and scheduling activities for the rover.  Christina holds a PhD in Astrophysics and an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Manchester and the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics.